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Archive for the ‘Coulda’ Category

Drafting Guys Over 60

June 7, 2019

I am over 60 and the Armed Forces thinks I’m too old to track down terrorists.  You can’t be older than 42 to join the military.  They’ve got the whole thing ass-backwards. Instead of sending 18-year old’s off to fight, they ought to take us old guys.  You shouldn’t be able to join a military […]

Ages and Birthdays

May 31, 2019

When I was younger, in my 50’s, I got to thinking about my age and, more importantly, my remaining Birthdays. There were fewer remaining than I had already had. Even though this is a sobering thought, that didn’t mean that I stopped drinking OR living but I still want to do SOMETHING to commemorate my […]

The Fast Lane: An Enigma

March 10, 2019

Many people who drive have a preference for one of the lanes on a highway over the others. My experience has shown me that most of the folks who are driving in the slow lane are planning to get off the highway at one of the exits that are coming up pretty soon.  Although, some […]

Sixty is the New Twenty

March 5, 2019

For my Sixtieth Birthday (I am a little older now), Kevin gave me a CD that he burned himself with music that I liked when I first heard it and play it still. Check out some of these songs and lyrics and see if you like them also: Mr. Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra […]

The Magic of Communication

January 14, 2019

I get an idea about something to say. My mind translates that idea into words and I think about how or whether I am going to share this idea with anyone else. Usually, I start to formulate how I am going to express my idea to another and, if and when the right chance arises, […]

Life is an Asymptote

September 10, 2018

In Math, an asymptotic relationship or formula is defined as: a line that continuously approaches a given curve but does not meet it at any finite distance It’s sort of like a football penalty for half the distance to the goal: you get closer but you never get there. In my experience, Life is like […]

And now “The Book”

July 27, 2018

In May 2018, I started a “Go Fund Me” site to gather some money so that I can publish “The Book” that represents my “softwareengineeringhandbook.wordpress.com” blog. The Title of the book will be: “IT’s Lost Art of Software Engineering” and will contain much of what has been posted in my blog for the last few […]

Now Is Forever

March 23, 2018

Every second of our lives is a moment in “The Now”. How can it be otherwise? What is past is passed and we can only remember and HOPE that we Learn from our past. What is Yet To Come holds promise and, perhaps, fear but we spend each Now preparing for what is Yet To […]

Don’t Impeach

January 22, 2018

Don’t Impeach Donald Trump. Don’t Retweet his Tweets; Don’t bother Reading his Tweets. Don’t debate the accuracy of his latest Blurtings. Don’t give him ANY Press Coverage. If we ignore him, maybe he will just Go Away!

Quoting Andy Weir – The Martian

January 12, 2018

Andy Weir is a software engineer / programmer who wrote a book: “The Martian” as his first novel. At the end of this book, he wrote: “… human being has a basic instinct to help each other out. It might not seem that way sometimes, but it’s true. If a hiker gets lost in the […]